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Know Your Hip-Hop Roots

Do you know your hip-hop roots? I found this photo in the Real HipHopHead Community Page on Facebook. I thought it was a pretty good list for those who are looking for the early hip-hop legends, and lyricists. There are definitely some others that I would include on this tree, such as: Wu-Tang Clan, The Fat Boys, Das EFX, and Tone Loc to name just a few.

Know Your Roots


Who else would you add?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

5 comments on “Know Your Hip-Hop Roots

  1. dereklubangakene
    May 5, 2013

    Reblogged this on dereklubangakene.

  2. PedroLeonaro
    May 8, 2013

    Nas, Large Professor, Big l, Gangstarr, kool g rap

    • Christopher Margolin
      May 8, 2013

      Nice! Kool G is a favorite of mine, and Nas, LP, and Gangstarr are without question legends. I actually don’t know enough of Big L. I need to listen to him.

  3. Christy
    April 9, 2014

    What about Grand Wizzard Theodore? Wasn’t he the one that came up with scratching?

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